Tony Gee undertook the civil, structural and geotechnical design for the foundations and three associated buildings for an extension to the Corus steelworks at Scunthorpe.
The £9.7m contract was for the supply of a new continuous steel casting mill for Corus. The scheme comprised design and construction of extensive reinforced concrete foundations within a contiguous piled cofferdam in preparation for the extension.
The foundations include a basement excavation up to 21 m deep spanning some 18 m wide with no internal propping. The basement retaining walls comprise 1200 mm diameter contiguous piles, supported both in the temporary and permanent conditions by ground anchors at capping beam level.